Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th October 2020:

News in South Africa 28th October: 1. D-Day for mid-term budget: The medium-term budget will be announced this afternoon, and all eyes will be on government’s plans to deal with the public wage bill, its ballooning debt, and its struggling state-owned enterprises – particularly SAA. As at the latest Budget in June 2020, the Treasury estimated […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd October 2020:

News in South Africa 22nd October: 1. Civil groups demand end to lockdown: Public participation group Dear South Africa has asked Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to provide the evidence that supported her decision to extend the lockdown earlier this month or prepare for an urgent court date. In a letter delivered […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th October 2020:

News in South Africa 15th October: 1. Economic recovery plan today: President Cyril Ramaphosa will today outline his economic recovery plan to pull South Africa out of the pits of the Covid-19 lockdown. The plan is the result of extensive deliberation between government and its social partners, including business and labour. He will present the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th October 2020:

News in South Africa 13th October: 1. UIF running out of money: In a report released last month, the Auditor-General outlined that Unemployment Insurance Fund’s (UIF’s) Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) payments were made to dead people, children, prisoners as well as foreigners who had no made contributions to the fund for 12 months. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th October 2020:

News in South Africa 12th October: 1. Ramaphosa economic recovery plan: President Cyril Ramphosa has called a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament to outline his plan for “South Africa’s economic reconstruction and recovery plan”. Ramaphosa wrote to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Amos Masondo about his […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd September 2020:

News in South Africa 22nd September: 1. Gautrain wants motorists to fork out more: Motorists and taxpayers appear set to become the cash cow to enable the government to reduce its percentage of the funding of the multi-billion rand expansion of the Gautrain. Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO William Dachs said on Monday: “We firmly believe […]

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